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Patching sets two British records on day two in Plymouth

15th June 2013

Plymouth Leander swimmer Joseph Patching claimed two British records on day two of the British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013.

Joseph Patching (Plymouth Leander) set a new British record in the mens 50m backstroke, finishing in 26.69 for his age group. Patching claimed his second British record of the day in the mens 200m backstroke finishing in 2:02.62 (17/24 age group).

Two other British Records were claimed by Christopher Brown (City of Bradford) and Allen Miles (Birmingham) in the mens 50m backstroke for their respective age groups, Brown touching home in 33.38 (60/64 age group), Miles in 52.79 (85 yrs age group).

Eddie Riach (Ren 96) took home the second British record in the mens 200m backstroke in a time of 2:42.44 in the 65/69 age group category.

Patching’s team mate Benjamin Proud secured a British record in the mens 50m butterfly in 23.91 (17/24 age group). Barry Chandler (Bishop Stort) claimed the second British record of the race finishing in 29.32 in the 55/59 age group.

Swimmers from Barnes SC (Duncan McCreadle, Malcolm Munro, Jessica Rathke andMarianne Lawrie) and Spencer (Alison Gwynn, Nigel Salsbury, Jean-Howard Jones andGeoff Stokes) set two European records for their age groups in the mornings open event, men/womens 4 x 200m, clocking 11:08.13 and 12:42.27.

Maidenhead swimmer Carolynn Curtis broke a new European record in the womens 50m backstroke in the 50/54 age group category, with a time of 34.29. Three British records were set by Nicola Harris (Corsham) for the 45/49 age group, in 34.10 and Witney Swimmer, Yolanda Speare in 31.54, 17/24 age group category and Eileen Luther (Rochford) in 36.05 in the 55/59 age group category.

Michael Hodgson (City of Guildford) secured a British record in the mens 100m breastroke in the 45/49 age group category finishing in 1:10.59. Long Eaton swimmer Helen Gorman set the only British record in the womens race, touching in 1:17.20 for the 40/44 age group category.

Spencer swimmers (Alison Gwynn, Nigel Salsbury, Jean-Howard Jones and Geoff Stokes) add to their medal tally taking home a another European record in the men/womens 4 x 100m freestyle in5:33.40 and a World record (Alison Gwynn, Muriel Hitchcock, Diane Ford and Jean-Howard Jones) in the womens 4 x 50m womens medley with a time of 2:55.43, both for the 280+ age group categories.

Catherine Hasnain, Sarah Westwood, Michelle Senecal and Gina Hobson (Otter SC) claimed a new British record in this event too, finishing in a time of 2:09.53, 120+ age group category.

Two more British records were set in the mens 400m freestyle by Birmingham swimmer, Kenneth Williams in 6:26.89 (75/79 age group) and Otter swimmer David Warren in the 40/44 age group category (4:21.51).

Teams from GB Police (120+ age group) and Spencer (240+ age group) secured two European records in the men and womens 4 x 100m medleys, 4:44.87 and 5:20.96.

Four more British records were set in the mens 100m freestyle, including one from Aaron Rickhuss (Plymouth Leander) in the 17/24 age group category with a time of 51.13.

Nicola Harris (Corsham) won a British record in the womens 100m freestyle for the 45/49 age group category, touching home in 1:03.45.

In the womens 200m backstroke, Carolynn Curtis (Maidenhead) and Yolanda Speare (Witney) took home a British record each, Curtis with a time of 2:43.57 and Speare with 2:23.80 in their respective age groups.

British records continued to tumble in the womens 50m butterfly. Sarah Westwood (Otter) touched home in 28.65 (25/29 age group) and Hayley Bettinson (Birmingham) finished with a time of 31.25 for the 50/54 age group.

The last race of the day saw three more British records smashed in the mens/womens 4x 50m freestyle, teams from Otter SC (120+ age group), GB Police (100+ age group) and Aer Lingus Masters (200+ age group).

For full results from day two, click here

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